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April 23rd, 2013
06:58 AM ET

VIDEO: Careercast.com lists best and worst jobs in America – Christine Romans reports

Careercast.com asks this question every year: What are the worst jobs in America? What are the best?

Well the list is out, and it looks like newspaper reporters officially have the worst job in America, with a median income of about $36,000 a year.

The study takes into account things like income, industry outlook, stress and physical demands in its rankings.

The top 5 list of worst jobs include:
1- Newspaper reporter
2- Lumberjack
3- Enlisted military
4- Actor
5- Oil rig worker

Now that we know about the worst, what about the best? Being an actuary tops the list, with an income around $87,000 a year.

The top 5 list of the best jobs include:

1- Actuary
2- Biochemical engineer
3- Software engineers
4- Augiologist
5- Financial planner.

Read more from the Careercast.com study: The worst jobs of 2013 here.


Filed under: Best jobs • Minding Your Business • Worst jobs
soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. ScottBobot

    What is an augiologist (#4 best job)? Niether Google nor Dictionary.com return any results.

    April 26, 2013 at 10:55 am | Reply

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